Buddy Lucas

Alonza Westbrook "Buddy" Lucas (16 August 1914 – 18 March 1983), was an American jazz saxophonist and bandleader, who is possibly more famous for his session work on harmonica.

As a bandleader, he led bands such as Buddy Lucas & His Band of Tomorrow, the Gone All Stars, and Buddy Lucas & His Shouters, and he also went under the stage name of "Big" Buddy Lucas.

As a session musician, he recorded with Horace Silver, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Titus Turner The Rascals, Yusef Lateef, and Aretha Franklin, amongst others.

He was born in Rockville, Alabama, and died in Stamford, Connecticut, aged 68.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 16th, 1914 (Alabama), Died March 18th, 1983 (Connecticut)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1966

Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone saxophone

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 118364 12/29/1966 I put a spell on you Screamin' Jay Hawkins instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 118365 12/29/1966 Two can play this game Screamin' Jay Hawkins instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 118366 12/29/1966 Shattered Screamin' Jay Hawkins instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 118367 12/29/1966 You're an exception to the rule Screamin' Jay Hawkins instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lucas, Buddy," accessed February 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/328376.

Lucas, Buddy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/328376.

"Lucas, Buddy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 February 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/328376

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